The Police Service Commission (PSC) has shortlisted 338,227 applicants out of the 911,438 that applied for recruitment into the Nigeria Police Force.
The Chairman of the Commission, Mr Mike Okiro disclosed this at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, saying that screening of successful applicants would begin on June 6 in the 36 states of the Federation and the Federal Capital Territory.
Number of applicants shortlisted for various levels are as follows:
- Cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) – 44, 661
- Cadet Inspector – 87, 736
- Police Constable – 205, 830
Okiro explained that shortlisted candidates have been invited through SMS and personal emails.
He, however, warned applicants against fake letters from criminal elements, stressing that “the invitation states the date for each person’s screening and venue of the screening.
He added that in order to avoid overcrowding the venue and to allow for a meticulous exercise, “applicants will be grouped according to their local government areas and a date fixed for their screening.”
He warned that no applicant would be admitted into any venue or appear on any date other than those allocated to him or her. The chairman said that after the screening, successful candidates would be invited to a zonal screening to be held in the 12 police zonal headquarters in the country.
He said the national interview would be held in Abuja, where those who were successful at the zonal screening would be interviewed.
He also said:
“I want to re-emphasis that the Commission will be guided by the rules and will be fair, transparent and ensure that the process is merit-driven.
“As a commission, we have collectively and individually swore to make this project a huge success. “The Nigeria Police needs the best, especially now that the nation is engaged in several battles.”
In a remark, Mr Femi Adenaike, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of training, said all training schools and colleges were rehabilitated. The 262,426 applicants applied for cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), 211,832 applied for Cadet Inspector and 437,144 for Police Constables.